Photo Rep Search for JLReis Photography

JLReis Boudoir Glamour Photo Rep

Now that the studio is pretty much finished (but there’s always something new going on), I’m looking for a photo rep. A few someones to represent JLReis Photography; a muse and model for portrait, glamour and boudoir sessions. My clients over the past four years (yes, it’s been that long!) have been wonderful, but the majority of them don’t want to share their photos publicly. Of course, I respect that choice 100%, but sadly this leaves me unable to share some of my favorite images and to show my work to women everywhere in Northeast Wisconsin!

I’m looking photo reps, women whose images I can share on my website, and social media and who will share their photos with their friends on social media! While it is really helpful to have someone spread the word about me, a photo rep will give me the opportunity to style creative shoots. Some of my favorite sessions have been on-location: at the Fair, at local waterfalls and hidden riverbeds and those with my clients wearing retro/vintage costumes (or not ;-))

My regular clients will ALWAYS have the option to keep their photos private, so working with a boudoir rep gives me photos for use in advertisements, additions to my portfolio, and fun stuff to share on Facebook. I need women who know and believe how important it is for women to embrace their sensuality and feel more comfortable in their own skin. I want to work with someone who loves what I do, and understands why I do it.

2017’s Photo Rep will receive at least three (3) FREE shoots from July 1st until December 31st. Every session will include hair and make-up, referral points toward photography sessions and print products for every client that books from your referral and a gorgeous leather bound photo box with 15 of your favorite images from the year.

Leather Bound Photo Box - Photo Rep

Requirements?

  • Must be over 21 years old
  • Must be willing to sign a full model release for photos to be used online, in print, and in ads
  • Must be comfortable sharing your experience and photos with friends
  • Must live within a 50 mile radius of JLReis Photography
  • Must be comfortable in lingerie

You will also get your referral cards to give to friends and acquaintances. For every booked referral you will receive a credit of $100 (or $50 cash) to put towards any photo product or sessionand the women you refer will also receive $100 off their product order.

I’ll be working the month of June the choose my reps, I know you’re out there!

Keep your eyes open in the next weeks for more information on my search and how to qualify to be my studio rep.

Dream Photography Session – What Is It?

What is a Dream Photography Session? What is you favorite fairy tale? Your favorite book? Who did you want to be when you grew up? Do you LOVE the 70’s?

A Dream Session is based on YOUR dreams and fantasies. You can be photographed as a 50’s carhop. Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair! You can be a beautiful woods nymph with evergreens and flowers in your hair.

Dream Photography Session

Dream Photography Sessions

The best thing about a dream photography session is that you can be whoever you want for the day. We’ll spend a week or two before the session, gathering clothes and props and picking where you want to shoot. Your session can take place entirely in my studio or we can visit some of the local parks (Fonfarek, Hayman Falls, etc.) and do your session.

The sky really IS the limit.

Glamour Photographer – Who Am I?

Who am I? I am a glamour photographer. What I do isn’t for everybody, but it is for YOU.

It’s for the woman who has NEVER liked a photo of herself. It’s for the daughter(s) who want a forever memory of their mom.

I do it for you, who think you have to use lose ten pounds (you don’t). I do it for you, who doesn’t feel comfortable on front of the camera (oh what fun we’ll have and the photos that come out of it will be spectacular!)

I am a glamour photographer for the every day woman. Your last beautiful photos don’t have to be from your graduation or wedding day.

Big Changes on the Horizon

From the very first minute I knew in the back of my head what y goal in photography would be. I knew exactly what I wanted to do and who I wanted to do it for.

Over the past three year I’ve been all over the map, trying to make everybody but myself happy … those days will come to end before the end of summer.

You can find the next part of this blog on my SBG website, but it still echoes in my head and it’s STILL my aim. This is my year to brig this dream to the forefront. I hope you’ll be with me.

I see the walls women – tall, shirt, thin, curvy – put up between themselves and the rest of the world in regards to their looks. When I raise my camera their heads go down, their hands go up and … something inside me hurts a little because I know exactly how they feel and I want to do anything to make that feeling go AWAY.

I know that everything they hate about themselves is rolling around in their head and they’re trying desperately to figure out a way to hide all the things they hate about their body. They’re remember every insult, real or remembered from childhood, they’re remembering every well-intentioned piece of advice they’ve heard from mothers, grandmothers, friends about how to minimize the width of their waist or their double chin or how they should turn to make their nose less prominent.

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I am not the best photographer in the world, but I work EVERY DAY to perfect my skills so that I can make the your photo experience one of joy and happiness. It is my JOB to give you photographs that you can look at in the future and SEE what your loved ones see, see the beauty that you bury beneath all those terrible lies you’ve been told by yourselves and by others. It’s my job to give you MEMORIES, wonderful memories, not only for yourselves but for your loved ones.

Here’s to 2016 – let’s let it be OUR best year yet.

So … You Want to Know About Bridal Portraits


What the heck are “bridal portraits”? I’ve heard/read it asked dozens of times, usually on a bridal board and usually by someone of the “Northern” persuasion.

Here in the North, engagement sessions (and more recently “save the date” sessions) have become popular, but even those were nearly unheard of twenty-five years ago.

Bridal portraits are a predominantly Southern tradition, but the custom predates  photography itself (they actually go as far back as the Renaissance).

Bridal portraits are done weeks, and sometimes months before the wedding; the bride dresses in all her wedding finery and is photographed in poses and settings that might be difficult to do during the day OF the wedding. Weddings days are time consumptive and sometimes you just don’t get to take the photos you WANT (the bride staring dreamily off into space, thinking of her groom, etc) because there are fifty-eleven people that want to toast the happy couple before the food is even on the tables.

Having bridal portraits done weeks before the “big day” gives the bride one more special day with the dress she’ll never wear again. It also gives her, and her parents, special memories that will last forever.  Again, in the South, these portraits sometimes become treasured family heirlooms, passed down from generation to generation.

The “bridal portrait” session is a good time to do a test run on your entire wedding outfit (gown, hair, make-up, etc.), for the bride to get comfortable in maneuvering in all of her finery. Doing a “dry-run” can show you things that you may not notice until the day of the wedding, such as odd fits, weird angles, etc. Your bridals can also be combined with your wedding boudoir session, if you’re having them done.

If you don’t consider yourself photogenic (bah! ALL brides are beautiful) or if you are terribly picky about how you look in photos, bridals give you a chance to  get those poses/photos you REALLY want without crazy guests or relatives breathing down your neck, checking their watch every 30 seconds.

Bridal portraits can be taken  at your venue so match they your wedding day photos, or they can be done somewhere special to your own personal relationship. You can be more creative and include options or elements that there just isn’t TIME for on the “big day”.

So what does one actually DO with the portraits? Back in the day, large prints (or oil paintings) bridals were a tradition for Southern brides and a family keepsake that was displayed on an easel at the reception, then hung in the bride’s parents home for years to come.

Recent generations find bridal portraits a bit strange, preferring engagement and/or “save the date” photos. Personally, I find the romanticism and sense of tradition an incredible addition to any wedding.

But of course, I am Southern by heritage and heart, so that’s not surprising.

Most brides want to keep their dress a secret from their groom, so the groom isn’t included in the session, but I have been reading recently where the happy couple are flouting tradition and doing the bridals as a couple.  It’s all a matter of taste and opinion.

Interested in having your bridals done, or adding them a boudoir session? Email me and we’ll talk about it!